Men often ask me what I think about a popular photo rating website called Photofeeeler.
On that website you can let women rate your pictures on a scale of 1-10 in 3 categories:
While I think, that it’s an okay baseline, there are way too many men thinking that those votes reflect the reality.
My goal today is to explain you, why the results of that service should be treated with a grain of salt.
First and foremost, Photofeeeler should ONLY be used for pictures of yourself.
It wasn’t created for testing lifestyle or social pictures.
Now let’s continue.
The biggest flaw about Photofeeeler is in my opinion the fact, that the pictures are being tested without taking the entire profile in consideration.
Women can only see and vote on one picture at a time on there, while women on Online Dating apps see and judge your entire profile.
One single picture by itself can give an entirely different impression, than it could if it were included in a profile.
Let’s take for example a completely nerdy looking picture.
By itself, it probably won’t rate high in attractiveness.
But included in a profile with many masculine looking pictures, it shows a different, softer side and will therefore improve the profile.
That side is needed to balance it out.
You always want to avoid coming across as one dimensional.
As you know, I’m all about showing different shades of your personality in Online Dating.
Not necessarily 50, but at least a few.
So women who are voting on a picture on Photofeeler, won’t be able to take the „bigger picture“ in consideration.
The second thing that I consider a BIG flaw, is that you never know what kind of demographic votes on your pictures.
It could be unattractive women who live on the other side of the world, are far from your type and in no way representative of your target audience.
Let’s imagine you’re only into Caucasian women like myself, would you ask black or asian women for their opinions?
No you wouldn’t, because it won’t help you at all in attracting those Caucasian women that you’re into.
It’s comparable to asking a doctor about his opinion on an airplane blueprint.
It won’t get you anywhere.
Having talked about the things that I consider flawed, I would still recommend Photofeeler.
It’s a good tool to get an opinion on which of your pictures makes a better overall impression to women in general.
For that it’s very helpful and gives great insights, because the women voting on them are strangers and unbiased.
I often see men having 10 votes and thinking that those are representative in any way, but that’s not the case.
You need at least 20 votes to get any viable results, better would be 40 and more.
Now i’m curious about your own opinion.